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ILC Diliman holds Basics of Teaching with UVLê 3 for UPEPP

The Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman conducted a  Basics of Teaching with University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê) workshop last August 5, 2019. Fifteen faculty members from the UP Extension Program for Pampanga and Olongapo (UPEPP) participated in the workshop.

UP Extension Program for Pampanga and Olongapo (UPEPP) with PDA for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes (left most) and ILC Diliman Director Associate Prof. Joseph Ryan Lansangan (right most).

Project Development Associate (PDA) for EdTech Advancement Asst. Prof. Michael Van Supranes from the School of Statistics led the workshop, assisted by ICT Associates Mr. Tristan Jake Alcantara, Mr. John Mark Roco and Ms. Jennifer Estrada. Also present during the workshop was ILC Diliman Director Associate Prof. Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan, Ph.D.

Ms. Jennifer Estrada is the latest ICT Associate in the ILC office. She primarily maintains and improves the UVLê to ensure that UVLê’s functionality. She observed that initially, the participants had a hard time in navigation of the basic elements UVLê has to offer. (READ: What is UVLê?, Basics of Teaching with UVLê 3)

“Sir Van [and the team] attended to their questions after teaching a specific lesson, such as logging-in to [the] system, creating courses, lessons, etc.,” she said. 

The participants were able to experience how to navigate the homepage, manage a course, put content, share resources, post and collect assignments and many others.

“Nakita naman po namin na masaya sila sa natutunan nila,” she added.

For more information, email us at ilcdiliman@up.edu.ph; call (632) 920-9556; 981-8500 loc 2058; or through our  helpdesk at https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph.

ILC Diliman concludes Midyear Internship Program

The Interactive Learning Center Diliman had a successful Midyear Internship program from June 03 to August 02, 2019. The interns from UP Diliman Department of Computer Science were assigned to enhance and improve ILC Diliman web applications.

The internship program was supervised by ILC Diliman ICT Associates Tristan Jake Alcantara and John Mark Roco.

Dir. Joseph Ryan Lansang (left side most), ICT Associate Tristan Jake Alcantara (near left side), Pollux Rey (center), Jethro Magbanua (near right side) and ICT Associate John Mark Roco (right side most).

Daine Daling, one of the interns in the initiative, is hopeful that the outputs can be considered for future use of the department. “[We believe that we] have contributed to a new generation of helpful applications for further improvement and eventual use by the university.”

Dir. Joseph Ryan Lansangan (left side), Daine Daling (center), ICT Associate Tristan Jake Alcantara (right side)

“The internship was an immersive work environment which gave me a glimpse of the web development industry and equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the field,” he added.

For more information about our internship program or other concerns, see our internship webpage, give us a call at 920-9556, or send a ticket to https://helpdesk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.

UVLê-arning the Ropes

UVLê Youtube Tutorials by ILC Diliman

     The practice and field of pedagogy is ever-evolving. Learning is shaped by context, and since the emergence of the internet, learners have also evolved. The current youth are referred to as “digital natives” according to Prensky (2001). His forecast was rather accurate, as I have personally seen children aged 11-12 in my workshops effortlessly creating speeches, touching away on their iPads for research (their Achelles’ heel: spotty internet connections).

The world itself is transitioning with technology at the forefront of change in professional endeavors. Internet access is also becoming a norm and is even encouraged as an actual human right (UN Special Rapporteur Report, 2011).

Internet Growth in the Philippines (in Millions) source: Rappler’s BrandRap (2016)

This exciting tech gap was filled with multiple infrastructures. To help facilitate cashless transactions, PayPal was developed in 1999 and is currently still the top-of-mind tech in the industry. Applications such as Slack and Trello helped ease workflows in corporations. In learning, Moodle was the pioneer choice for online education. 

In the University of the Philippines Diliman, we have adapted the Moodle system as UVLê; the University Virtual Learning Environment. With over 474 courses built by teachers in the past year alone, its active pool of resources caters to many types of learners. The professors and instructors involved can then adjust their content accordingly. From personalizing forums and quizzes to embedding media, UVLê is a consistent partner for learning.

These widgets are just a small chunk of the UVLê

The challenge, therefore, comes in the transition. The users are undoubtedly quick adaptors in the receiving end of the service. The problem is that many instructors are still learning the ropes. With new updates pouring in every year, UVLê can appear challenging. The overwhelming features can put off new teachers who want to move to the digital classroom.

In line with this challenge, the Interactive Center Diliman (ILC) has launched its video series on Youtube entitled, “UVLê Self Help Videos”. The entire playlist consists of 19 exclusive videos from a quick background on interactive learning to the more advanced features of the platform.

Still confused with the buttons and forms when editing?

Check out Course Number 9: Basic Elements of a Course Page

The best part: the entire series has recorded the step-by-step procedure for set-ups! ILC Diliman hopes that this initiative can assist and encourage new faculty to answer the challenge of digital migration for a better, more interactive, and more efficient way in handling learning outcomes in the university. 

You may access the full series here! For more information, give us a call at 920-9556 or send a ticket to https://helpdetsk.ilc.upd.edu.ph/.